People who resist vaccination are not crazy. But they will be left out. I had expected to be able to start teaching in-person by September. But vaccination rates have slowed recently. So, it will take a little while longer. My business is conducted at close quarters, face-to-face, and is considered non-essential. So, I’ve not had . . . read more
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As I sit in this (now very quiet) studio, designing lessons and writing scripts for instructional videos, I contemplate the connections I have made through my work. I ruminate over whether or not I have served well, or well enough. Is my work a benefit to others, or is is mere self-indulgence? I certainly hope it is is more of the former. But I must admit that it is at least equally the latter. There are times in life where giving and receiving are the same thing. My work has been like that.
On Thursday, I stopped work to listen to the Church bells ringing in support of healthcare workers, thinking of those who risk so much and work so hard for us. I thought of my friends working in hospitals, like the doctor who has worked 12 consecutive shifts, napping for a few minutes at a time on hospital carts or floors. I also thought of those we have lost.
a Coronavirus / Covid-19 PSA There was a time, not long ago, when killing a person with your thumb was a rare skill, and something that was easy to avoid doing. But now, the great challenge of our time is to avoid accidentally killing each other with our bare hands. During more than 40 years . . . read more
In Canada, most of us started closing our businesses a week ago. I cancelled everything except my online lessons as of March 16. Since then, I have been avoiding human contact, and washing or sanitizing my hands after I touch anything. But some people have still not got the message, and their actions are killing . . . read more